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#3118259 05/16/21 01:50 PM
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Rank in terms of Playability (latency, snappy real-time response, and dynamic control), do NOT rank based on sound or tone quality

1. Pure Piano
2. Ravenscroft
3. Ivory American D (Korg Module)

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I vote for the original Ivory Piano for Korg Module (not listed. It used closer mic positions and the single note melodies have a longer decay volume, IMO. It sounds warmer and single note bebop type melody lines seem to flow more smoothly.

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I have the original Ivory on Korg Module plus the other 2. Its hard to rank these and not be influenced by the tone quality. I have no problems with latency on any of them but I find the Ivory a little lacking in dynamic response and the Ravenscroft querky when adjusting the velocity control so my ranking is:
1. Pure Piano
2. Ravenscroft
3. Ivory (original)

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I think Pure Piano is probably the best bang for the buck here, but Ravenscroft is a little ahead in overall quality. It emulates string resonance for example and the pedal reacts a little better in my opinion.

So my order if you want it for solo playing would be:
1. Ravenscroft
2. Pure Piano
3. Korg Module American D

The Korg Module Ivory piano is still excellent though. Here I even made a video on the topic, though it focusses most on Pure Piano. There are plenty of videos for the other two though:

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I haven't used the other two, but I perceived no latency with the Korg Module.

I used an iPhone 11 Pro Max with Korg plugKey, output to monitors and headphones.


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Can Pure Piano play a mini file? If it can, how do you do that? I just purchased the App, and still learn how to use it. Thanks a lot!


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I guess the acoustic ground of a pure synth is also interesting , the key-off noise can be adjusted.
The retro piano is also interesting.
The sample tank has many disappointing results.
But Ravenscroft is my best now.


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Ravenscroft, but I also like the Colossus (more for tonal reasons).

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Korg Module American D for me. It has least latency of the 3.


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I've not tried Pure Piano, but I think the others suck.

So much that I'm close to dropping 2.6 ~ 3.2K on ... a .... Nord.

(not that I want to)

I can deal with Neo Soul keys for EP and I just found out that the IK Hammond (which is GREAT on computer) has a NON-watered down iPad implementation, but without a proper AC for my Numa Compact 2x (I think its internal sounds are lacking...), I .... may .... go .... red (keys, not politics!).


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